Amoako-Gyampah named Carnegie African Diaspora Fellow

Amoako-Gyampah named Carnegie African Diaspora Fellow


Dr. Kwasi Amoako-Gyampah’s next research project will take him thousands of miles away from one home and back to another.

kwasiAmoako-Gyampah, a professor of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management in UNCG’s Bryan School of Business and Economics, has been selected as a Carnegie African Diaspora Fellow by the Institute of International Education. The fellowship fosters academic collaboration between African-born scholars who are now based in the United States or Canada and scholars in Africa.

Amoako-Gyampah, a native of Ghana, will partner with faculty in the business school at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public and Public Administration on a project to strengthen the operations management curriculum in the existing master’s program, support a new doctoral program and mentor faculty and graduate students.

Amoako-Gyampah, who has a doctorate in business administration, has held several positions at UNCG since he arrived in 1990, including a nine-year stint as department head and two years as program director for the Master of Science in Information Technology and Management degree.

For the past two decades, he’s partnered with individuals in institutions of higher education in Ghana, work the Carnegie Fellowship allows him to further. “This fellowship will enlarge and formalize the engagements in a more structured and meaningful manner for me and my host institution,” he said. “Unsuccessful projects, especially those funded by the government, drain the country’s resources. I plan to work with the faculty on a broad research agenda examining how social capital might contribute to the successful completion of projects, tapping into the cultural elements and socio-economic conditions in the country.”

Bryan School Teaching Excellence Award, 2014

Fill out the form below to nominate an eligible faculty member.

The nomination deadline is February 1, 2015

Announcements and Nominations In late Fall, the Committee on Teaching and Learning Enhancement sends out a call for nominations to faculty, staff and all enrolled students, followed by one or two reminders. The call contains a link to the nomination page. Students, faculty, administrators, alumni, and staff may make nominations. Self-nominations are also allowed through this same form. Additionally, at the end of each semester, students will be able to nominate their current instructors when completing course evaluations by checking a “Nominate this instructor for the Teaching Excellence Award” box.
Criteria Outstanding teaching includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Outstanding facilitation of student learning through the promotion of critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Outstanding success in guiding and facilitating student development and accomplishment in discipline-related competencies
  • Consistent success in making complex ideas and concepts understandable and meaningful to students
  • Substantial influence on the academic and professional pursuits and achievements of students
  • The establishment and maintenance of high academic standards for student learning as reflected in teaching documentation and student achievements
  • The effective use of innovations in teaching and the promotion of student learning


Review and Selection The Committee on Teaching and Learning Enhancement will contact potential award candidates at the close of the nomination period to invite them to submit requested support material [this is optional], and any additional information (such as teaching portfolio or support letters) the nominees feel may aid the Committee in its award review and selection process. Each identified candidate is free to deny the Committee access to requested support material, to submit alternate evidence/teaching portfolio instead, or to decline the nomination altogether.


Previous Recipients


Dr. Michelle Sheran

Dr. Vasyl Taras

Dr. Dianne Welsh


Dr. Erick Byrd

Ms. Dianne Garrett

Dr. Ambrose Jones


Dr. Nir Kshetri

Dr. Merlyn Griffiths


Dr. William Tullar

Mr. Joseph Erba

Eligible Faculty:


Accounting and Finance

Dr. Hunter An

Ms. Katie Davenport

Mr. Jason Goddard

Dr. William Harden

Dr. Linda Hughen

Dr. Dayong Huang

Ms. Melissa Hershberger

Dr. Venkat Iyer

Dr. Ayalew Lulseged

Dr. Seoha Min

Mr. Samuel Moore

Dr. Jenna Meints

Mr. James Milanese

Dr. Irfan Safdar

Dr. David Upton

Dr. Daniel Winkler

Mr. Thomas Wayne


Dr. Moses Acquaah

Dr. Michael Beitler

Mr. Charles Britt

Dr. Holly Buttner

Mr. Joseph Erba

Dr. Eric Ford

Ms. Eloise Hassell

Dr. Kevin Lowe

Dr. Paul Muchinsky

Dr. Terry Mullins

Dr. Riikka Sarala

Mr. Mark Snyder

Dr. William Tullar

Dr.  Zhonghui “Hugo” Wang

Consumer, Apparel & Retail

Ms. Melanie Carrico

Dr. Nancy Hodges

Dr. Byoungho Jin

Ms. Susanne Jordan

Dr. Trisha Kemerly

Dr. Seoha Min

Ms. Ann Ramsey

Dr. Tu Watchravesringkan

Dr. Jennifer Yurchisin

Business 105 Faculty

Ms. Aprille Black

Ms. Gail Pack

Ms. Amanda Pelon

Ms. April Judge

Ms. Nadia Clark-Brown


Dr. Stuart Allen

Dr. Jeremy Bray

Dr. Dora Gicheva

Dr. Stephen Holland

Dr. Stephen Layson

Dr. Dennis Leyden

Dr. Albert Link

Dr. John Neufeld

Dr. David Ribar

Dr. Jeff Sarbaum

Dr. Kenneth Snowden

Dr. Christopher Swann

Hospitality and Tourism Management

Dr. Bonnie Canziani

Dr. Zachary Cole

Ms. Karae Foddrell

Dr. Suzy Galloway

Dr. Mark T. Hagenbuch

Dr. Yu- Chin (Jerrie) Hsieh

Dr. Jiyoung Hwang

Dr. Channelle James

Ms. Lori Mackowski

Dr. Esra Memili

Ms. Hemalatha P. Naidu

Mr. William “Noah” Reynolds

Dr. Harper Roehm

Mr. Ted Shalek

Dr. Sevil Sonmez

Dr. Nicholas Williamson

Info. Sys. & Operations Mgmt.

Dr. Kwasi Amoako-Gyampah

Mr. Nemiah Bryant

Dr. Vidya Gargeya

Dr. Lakshmi Iyer

Dr. Hamid Nemati

Mr. Douglas Parkes

Dr. Prashant Palvia

Dr. Aaron Ratcliffe

Dr. Al Salam

Dr. Rahul Singh

Dr. Larry Taube

Dr. Ling Xue

Dr. Xia Zhao

UNCG Veterans Day Roll Call of Honor

UNCG Veterans Day Roll Call of Honor


About 493 veterans, active military or military dependents are currently enrolled at UNCG, a population which has doubled Fall 2007.

The UNCG Veterans Day Roll Call of Honor ceremony begins at 6 a.m. Tuesday on the EUC lawn and continues into the afternoon. UNCG’s new Veterans Resource Center, located in the Spring Garden Apartments, opens with a Veterans Day ribbon-cutting Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.



Petty Family Foundation and CARS

Petty Family Foundation and CARS



It was announced yesterday that the Petty Family Foundation will host the first annual Petty “Hot Pass to Fashion” Challenge and Red Carpet Event that will be held on January 17, 2015.  This event will include Petty-inspired clothing from the UNCG’s Bryan School of Business and Economics program Consumer, Apparel and Retail Studies (CARS), who is known for being one of the best fashion studies program in the nation.

Proceeds raised from this event will provide scholarships for students in UNCG’s CARS program, as well as Victory Junction.

For additional information or the Petty Family Foundation website.



Grassroots Innovation with X-Culture

Grassroots Innovation with X-Culture


Throughout its evolution, X-Culture has kept to its startup roots, supported by only a handful of small grants to put together an international real-world challenges. Dr. Taras says “We brought 75 all-time best X-Culture students from 22 countries to that meeting, which includes UNCG students.”

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Bryan School Students Receive “Spartans of Promise” Award

The UNCG Alumni Association has created a new award for senior students.

Ten seniors will receive inaugural Spartan of Promise awards Thursday, Oct. 30, at UNCG’s Alumni of Distinction dinner.

The “Spartans of Promise” award recognizes outstanding seniors at UNCG who demonstrate exceptional achievement in both academic and service endeavors. Up to ten students can receive it each year.

A look back at 40 Leaders Under Forty events

A look back at 40 Leaders Under Forty events


40-40It’s time to nominate someone for this year’s 40 Leaders Under Forty award. Back in February the Triad Business Journal wrote an article and slideshow for photos, located here, but it wasn’t enough for one of their editors. Lloyd Whittington, a managing editor, had so much fun with last the previous year’s photo album that he put together a slideshow of just a few of the previous events to share with all of the community.

Read the full article here >>

LaToya Marsh

LaToya Marsh


LaToya Marsh, of Greensboro, has recently received the Rising Star of Greensboro award at the Women to Women event for her work with the Special Olympics. Marsh who graduated from UNCG Bryan School of Business and Economics in 1999 has dedicated her life to making the community a better place, and is well accomplished for her efforts. In 2012, she was awarded the Young Alumni Award and 2013 Triad Business Journal’s 40 Leaders Under Forty Award.

Latoya Marsh receives award from Regina Howard-Glaspie

Latoya Marsh receives award from Regina Howard-Glaspie

Marsh is known in the community for volunteering for the American Red Cross, American Cancer Society, MS Society, Special Olympics, Make-A-Wish Foundation, YMCA, Urban Ministries, Alzheimer’s Association and tutors children. Latoya serves as a board member, and a past president, of the Bryan School Alumni Association.

Read a previously featured Bryan School article here.





Photo credits: Lynn Donovan

UNCG Business Faculty teach ‘the global language of finance’ worldwide

UNCG Business Faculty teach ‘the global language of finance’ worldwide


Greensboro, N.C. — Jim Milanese, a finance lecturer in UNCG’s Bryan School of Business and Economics, returned to Greensboro from Torreon, Mexico, to find a package containing an authentic Red Sox jersey with his name and a number stitched across the back. Jim grew up in Greensboro, but his immediate family is from Massachusetts which makes him — by rite of passage — a Red Sox fan. Jim had just finished teaching finance to VF executives from both Central and South America. The executives at VF’s Majestic® division, which manufactures high quality uniforms for every major league team, sent him the gift as an appreciation.MajesticLogo

Milanese and David Upton deliver a UNCG executive education program focusing on finance and accounting. Their passion is to teach non-financial executives who are already successful in their first language (operations, marketing, procurement, engineering, technology, science, human resources, etc.), and who are looking to enhance the global language of finance as their second language.

Milanese and Upton, who travel extensively to teach the course, have also built a reputation for going the extra mile in the classroom. Participants laud the pair for going beyond the nuts and bolts of accounting and finance through a total immersion into the mastery of the language of finance. Once participants have completed the course “they return to work with the confidence to join their companies’ financial conversation and the skills to align themselves as strategic partners with their leadership,” Milanese says.

The Bryan School of Business and Economics’ Executive Education ( offers two program options — open enrollment and custom programming — geared toward companies looking to broaden and strengthen their talent. Both options exemplify the Bryan School’s primary goal: Developing leaders to become the exceptional problem solvers that today’s organizations and communities need.


Press Release: John Chapman

UNCG style expert Mary Peffer talks about working in New York

UNCG style expert Mary Peffer talks about working in New York

Mary Peffer

Graduate Mary Peffer went to University of North Carolina at Greensboro to study Textile Marketing and Design. During school, she worked for a luxury boutique called Rebecca and Co.